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torrent thread Comrade 12/12/2020 (Sat) 20:00:26 No. 7338 [Reply]
post your torrents i'll start
>>7338 >using uTorrent past version 2.2.1 Cringe. Switch to qbittorrent or Transmission.
>>7356 I remember when utorrent used to be good before it turned into actual malware. I had to edit my registry to fully remove that shit.

Comrade 12/09/2020 (Wed) 21:51:10 No. 7113 [Reply]
Which switch games should I get?
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>>7281 >>7285 Hol up... Are you saying Pokemon has been remade two times now? I was not aware of this absolute creativity vacuum.
What are the chances of random Japanese otome games for the Switch being uploaded online? I still haven't downloaded a Switch emulator so I have no idea how many pirated games there are. But there's an upcoming game I really want and it's a Japan-only Switch exclusive. Depending on the answer I might have to somehow import the cartridge in the future and share the game myself if it's even released physical. >>7290 And it was basically just made to complement Pokémon GO. Not only that, but it's lacking things from Yellow and FRLG (reminiscent of ORAS disappointment). As a coomer I would only play it because of the updated trainer designs.
Only plan on buying one once Metroid Prime 4 comes out
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>>7268 (me) >Mention Rock of Ages in this post >Google its OST because its just that good >Turns out there is RoA3 >Check my pirate site >There are no seeds anymore because no one downloaded it Fuck this gay Earth
>>7248 OP here, I'm using atmosphere, never used anything else

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Comrade 12/01/2020 (Tue) 23:56:35 No. 6880 [Reply]
I really don't think I'm smart but surely the public isn't this retarded?
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>>6979 Wasn't me, I think you should be getting mad at this poster: >>6951
>>6946 >>6954 >tabletop games arent "real games" >vidya based on tabletop games arent "real games" either lmfao
>>6946 >become a disaster zone when transplanted to singleplayer game contexts. Yeah except they dont, lol.
>>6983 Do you have an argument?
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>>6880 we gained alot

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Pinball Comrade 12/12/2020 (Sat) 00:07:02 No. 7297 [Reply]
What's your favorite pinball game, anon? Most of us aren't made of money so we have to settle for virtual pinball. Is there anything about your favorites that you think distinguishes them from other pinball games?

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Bullet Hell Comrade 07/01/2020 (Wed) 04:01:33 No. 2084 [Reply]
Been trying to play this game and I can't even get beyond the second level. What's the deal with bullet hells. Why can't I play them? I want to be a bad ass at them, but, they seem impossible! Give me advice, /games/.
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>>7204 Galshell 2
Is there a good modern bullet hell game that doesn’t have an anime aesthetic? It seems like they‘re all made for horny people now
>>7208 I think you're all out of luck fam, the pandering has been completely out of control since the '00s.
>>7205 Well, I can tell the picture is at least something Touhou related. However, I'm interested in Galshell 2. Thanks.
>>7282 There's Steam Hearts and Yakouga too. Ero-STDs aren't too common because they don't usually work out well, going from a high octane shooting thrill to an abrupt H-scene for fapping.

Comrade 11/27/2020 (Fri) 01:40:19 No. 6703 [Reply]
Which SMT route is the most based?
nocturne's musubi >noooo you're supposed to ignore reasons reeeee dil8, lucifer
The ones where you kill and dethrone god obviously.
SMT2 Chaos
Apocalypse with the Anarchy ending.
Ronaldo Kuriki's ending in Devil Survivor 2

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Disgaea 1 Comrade 12/02/2020 (Wed) 19:19:09 No. 6901 [Reply]
How do I get into these games?
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>>6903 I currently have a ps2 copy and can play on original hardware. I just don't know how to play the game correctly if that makes sense, I have 2 characters that are over levelled and everyone else at a low level, pretty sure I'm doing it wrong
>>6903 What happened to NIS?
unless ur super into tedious grinding dont bother its cool for that but its just a huge grind to get results which is p lame so forget it its a series for people who wanna spend a couple hundred hours doing the same thing per game >>7012 they started gating stuff behind paywalls made the games more casual with still a crazy amount of grind stupid shit dude
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>>7013 Nah, I didn't play any of the games like this. Literally none of the games require farming to complete the basic story, though to be fair you have to play well to avoid farming completely. The real epic farming is the end-game after the story, which I tried a bit in every game, but never got into. The games hold their own with just the story content. Not that the writing is good, but the missions, mechanics and progression hold up. I mean, how cool is the stacking and throwing of units? How cool is "item world"? So many good little ideas. >>6907 Actually this is a valid way to play since you can stack tons of buffs on 1 unit (e.g. Laharl) and have him destroy the board. But having a varied party is more fun imo.
>>7012 They were mismanaged, they had financial troubles, they refused to pay employees, they pivoted nickel-and-diming the games.

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are video games art? Comrade 07/27/2020 (Mon) 20:18:23 No. 3293 [Reply]
Let's end it once and for all
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>>6715 I think the problem is that interaction that would work in the context of an art piece and interaction that would work as the base of a gameplay loop for a 20+ hour entertainment product can be difficult to reconcile. that said interaction I.E. gameplay can absolutely be integrated into the art in a meaningful way. the way people dismiss the potential of interaction out of hand just seems arbitrary and lazy to me most of the time.
>>6730 >like the Japan Studio collection for example And Japan studio was/is a 50+ million dollar outfit with elite level talent in numerous technical fields, that's what is required if you want to make a notable work with a moderately high degree of fidelity. there's no getting around how suffocating those real world requirements are.
>>3293 no you know, all the games have to wait for a remake in a post-capitalist world to be considered art just like any other media :^)
>>3293 Sometimes, but they're never high art.

Rampant Creative Bankruptcy Comrade 08/18/2020 (Tue) 01:51:54 No. 3783 [Reply]
>https://newzoo.com/insights/rankings/top-20-core-pc-games/ So according to the surveillance programs of the company "Overwolf", these are the 20 most popular games as of July 2020 (I will be also listing their approximate genre/subgenre): >1. League of Legends >moba <2. Tomy Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege <team-based tactical shooter >3. Valorant >team based tactical shooter with moba characteristics <4. Minecraft <basically Minecraft >5. Counter Strike: Global Offensive >tactical shooter <6. Grand Theft Auto V <open world shooter, also pretty much the only singleplayer game here >7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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>So according to the surveillance programs of the company "Overwolf" This is quite a big caveat. I've never even heard of them and I don't play my games under the supervision of spyware. There's a certain kind of person willing to install their spyware and it typically isn't someone with scruples in the quality of the games they play. Seems like everything on this list involves multiplayer. Tends to lower the bar for standards when you're playing with friends because just having their company can be enjoyable, even if the game is shit.
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>>7001 wtf is this shit
>>6998 but gamedev tools are more accessible and easier to use than ever before so I think it balances out (sort of)
>>4517 Yakuza
>>6997 >Action Adventure with RPG elements is basically the only “genre” now. That's an effective way of putting it. I think there's an increasing tendency for big budget single-player games to prioritize "immersive" lifelike simulation over creativity, identity and, well, fun. And I personally feel left behind more and more. I don't care about stuff like Star Citizen or Cyberpunk 2077. Don't give a shit if you have realistic ice cube melting algorithms or if citizens actually go piss every two hours if you watch them for enough time. This is actually a natural development in any medium where technology plays a big role. Something like writing/design quality is too unpredictable to safely invest in, so you create formulas. But formulas get tiring, so you make up for it with dazzling technological advancement, one of the most reliable investments you can make. This has clearly already been happening in video games for a while, but the tendency is for it to become more and more prominent, as with film (obvious example being capeshit). Or maybe I'm just old. That can be the case too. I don't think it explains everything, though, since I like the occasional indie game and I thought even P5 was alright.

What faction would a principled Marxist side with in Fallout: New Vegas? Anonymous 05/23/2020 (Sat) 15:57:16 No. 776 [Reply] [Last]
I though about starting this thread in /hobby/, but considering I'm not interested in talking about the merits of the game-itself, and rather to discuss the specific dilemma of factions, I thought I'd get a more focused discussion here. The Wildcard ending notwithstanding, there are principally three different factions in the game you can side with: Caesar's Legion, New California Republic, and Mr. House. To begin, Caesar's Legion is a fascist power lead by a historical materialist (even though the writers somewhat misrepresent Hegel in their dialogue about the dialectic, the general theme is maintained) most players misunderstand Caesar as just a LARPer rather than someone who is genuinely trying to restart history. His Legion, is admittedly a hegemonic autocracy that Caesar intends to use to subjugate humanity under one banner, so that their collective progress would be accelerated. It's entirely possible to interpret Caesar as just history's janitor trying to send humanity back through the motions and antiquity to try and reach a better result than rushing back to the "good ol' days" like the NCR, rather than someone who takes pleasure in creating a slave society that is an objectively malignant entity. The NCR is presented as the return of the old Bourgeois Dictatorship of the US, their government is a corrupt expansionist bureaucracy that can only adequately administrate war, meanwhile the actual body of the legislation itself has a lineage of benevolent autocrats (tandy) and is ruled by the interest of the "brahmin barons" (kulaks), this is a critique that Caesar presents in his analysis of the NCR (which happens to sound out-of-context Marxian). Caesar correctly identifies the NCR as a reincarnation of the failed Bourgeois state that brought about the very predicament of the wasteland, and seeks to use them as his component in creating a society apt enough to the material conditions of the wasteland. The strangest character in this dynamic is Mr. House, if the NCR is a light veil for a Bourg dictatorship, then Mr. House is an open window, making no illusions to the player about his proposed autocratic status and ex-Bourg origin. Since the wasteland cannot be considered Capitalist (as a true economic analysis of the Fallout universe would lack too many necessary factors to be accurate) we have to assume that the wastes can be best surmised as a scavenger-economy wherein the most valuable resource is electricity and armaments, the wasteland does still have capitalistic elements (the barons of the NCR being a good example, as well as Crimson Caravan and Gunrunners) but lacks the infrastructure to maintain a conventionally capitalist society (and thereby is also incapable of creating a socialist society unless material conditions change). I'd propose that due to this, the best choice for a Marxist in the wasteland is to side with whichever faction has the best capacity to create industry in the wasteland. All the factions in the maingame (and characters in the DLC hint at this theme, but would take to long to discuss) are representations of differing ideological states: the NCR being a bourgeois dictatorship under the farce of democracy, the Legion being a fascist army with the goals (at least the goals of Caesar) of restarting humanity's cultural progress, and Mr. House who breaks the mold as an autocratic Technocrat. You might refer to House as the supreme corporatist, but he's likely the only one possessing of the ability to either industrialize the wasteland or to simply leave Earth behind for Mars, despite being the most comically capitalist entity in Fallout (a series that from inception was an inherent critique of Nationalist Capitalism), House is likely the best choice for a principled Marxist, the NCR would lead humanity into a similar state of global capitalism, it too perhaps has the capacity to industrialize the wastes like Mr. House (and in face House intends to use them largely for a similar purpose) but Mr. House presents perhaps and easier path, because House is a planned economist, regardless of all the old-world business aesthetic, House is someone who would be a literal computer-god who plans the economy. House claims to be an objective ruler with a more important grand vision than say the short-term emulators of the NCR, who despite their uses to him, House rejects as the planners of the economy (potentially because he recognizes like Caesar, their inherent contradictions). In any event of House winning, the inevitable desire of the Marxist Courier would be to have him killed or deposed, I left out Yesman in this little essay because I thought that would be to filled with assumptions to really consider, because of course the obvious answer would be "courier and yes man takes over and the Comrade Courier uses Yesman to create an epic planned economy, Communism 100." A ending which to me seems really silly to rationalize in the context of the setting, to be clear, I don't think F:NV has any Marxist faction or even a Marxian theme, it's themes are focused around nostalgic ideology and the Gnostic need to either destroy the past or worship it. To the end of advancing the Fallout Universe to the next stage of history, I think Mr. House is the only one who even has the capacity to achieve it, even if he's a terrifying computer God who could only be removed by his "employees" in the most idealized scenario. As Benny puts it: "Mr House hides Vegas under his skirt when the bombs drop so it's his? forever?" not that Benny is a proletarian revolutionary or anything, but a Mr. House ending would require that House be willing to take on proteges or somehow put himself in a position to be removed, but since that's a question more of game mechanics than narrative, I'll ignore it. Am I wrong? Who do you think a Marxist should choose?
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>>795 Wow
>>795 pdf of said book
This is the most leftist thread on the board IMO
>What faction would a principled Marxist side with in Fallout: New Vegas? whatever the character you're roleplaying as would join you know that's what wrpgs are, right?
What do you guy think of New Canaan? To me they seem like a settler colony but without the imperialism and racism somehow. The only thing they care to spread is Mormonism and medical knowledge. They're still pretty paternalistic, both Joshua Graham and Daniel call the Sorrows childlike or naive and superstitious. It's weird for sure.


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